Create projects based on climate action and saving the environment in a collaborative setting.

About this Event

Join us as we launch the first ever city-wide chapter of Code The Change in Calgary! We want to celebrate this day by hosting a kickoff party and mini hackathon. The central theme of this event will be Climate Action. It's going to be a jam-packed, collaborative learning experience with a chance to work with industry experts and local non-profits.

The day will be filled with presentations from local non-profits, project mentoring from industry leaders, free lunch and dinner, and a hackathon event. This will be a great opportunity to gain industry experience as well as connect with industry mentors and like-minded individuals.

Note: Please also register for the event on our EventBrite page.

Schedule

9am - 10am: Kickoff presentations from guest speakers and non profits

10am - 12pm: Ideation and team formations

12pm - 7pm: Mini hackathon focused on Climate Action

7pm - 8pm: Presentations and wrap up

About Code The Change

Code the Change is a community of computer science and engineering students using our skills for social change. We have worked alongside non-profit organizations for the last five years. Founded at Stanford University, Code the Change has spread to campuses across the US and Canada.

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Judges

Hannah Henderson

Hannah Henderson
Nureva

Stephen de Kok

Stephen de Kok

Sheldon Fuchs

Sheldon Fuchs

Will Fowler

Will Fowler
Benevity

Hector Raul Perez Lugo

Hector Raul Perez Lugo
Benevity

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    Submissions will be judged based on their perceived impact on climate action, theme, feasibility, and innovation.
  • Implementation
    Submissions are judged based on functionality, design, and technical impressiveness.
  • Collaboration
    Groups are judged based on the following mentorship (groups provide guidance towards less experienced members), equal effort (every group member contributes to the project), and communication (groups make decisions and resolve conflicts efficiently).

theme

  • Social Good